The Muscles and their Story, from the Earliest Times; including the Whole Text of Mercurialis, and the Opinions of Other Writers Ancient and Modern, on Mental and Bodily Development.

BLUNDELL, John W.F.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Chapman Hall
Date Published: 1864

Description: Frontispiece, and several other in-text illustrations. xvi, 304pp. Short thick 8vo, recently rebound in tan cloth with brown leather spine label (inked signatures at top of title; light penciling in margins of several pages, otherwise a near fine copy in a handsome binding). London: Chapman & Hall, 1864. First edition.

Comments: Very scarce. A history of exercises and gymnastics from its earliest development among the ancients through the ages. Among the topics discussed are public baths, the ancient gymnasium, the invention of various equipment -- dumb bells, the quoit, javelins, weights, etc., along with the effects of exercise on the prevention of disease. Waller 12714.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Condition: near fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 163328


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